KEYSER - Many students from Keyser High School have recently received a list through Instagram or another form of social media which has caused some concern among school officials.

By Barbara High
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Tribune Staff Writer
@BarbaraHighMDNT
KEYSER - Many students from Keyser High School have recently received a list through Instagram or another form of social media which has caused some concern among school officials.
The list, which was titled “Reasons why KHS is Bull S**t” and urged students to pass it on, was numbered 1-30 and took aim at a wide variety of topics at the school.
Who created the list is still unknown, and school officials and authorities are taking the list very seriously.
The list pokes fun of school spirit, the Sophomore Variety Show, dress codes, and even grades. Many teachers and school administrators were the brunt of jokes on the list.
While some of the comments on the list seem like actual legitimate concerns that a student may have, including drug deals happening in the school while administration focuses more on dress code, and bathrooms being closed due to fellow students vandalizing them, the list also contained some cruel remarks on other students.
Principal Mike Lewis said that the school was looking into it and attempting to track it back to the source.
“It upsets me because it named kids; students. The adults and teachers can take care of themselves,” he said. “We’re a very caring community and when stuff circulates like this, it gives the impression that we’re not.”
Lewis said that he has never been around a better set of kids, where they cared for one another, stood up for one another, and supported one another like the students at Keyser High School so.
“I don’t want people to assume that is who we are,” he said in reference to the list.
The situation is under investigation. The list did not contain anything that could be perceived as a threat, but some comments could be considered bullying.
 “Bullying and harassment will not be tolerated,” said Lewis. “What hurts them, hurts me.”
Lewis stated that, inside, he is just a parent with an admin degree.
Students who received the list are encouraged to not forward or share it.
“It’s their responsibility to do the right thing,” Lewis said. “Don’t forward, don’t share.”